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by RyanFantastic
Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: Whisky Books
Topic: Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2009
Replies: 111
Views: 56843

Re: Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2009

Very interesting post, thanks Knolly! I'll be sure to pick up one more Oogie while they're still floating around.
by RyanFantastic
Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Ardbeg Uigeadail confused?
Replies: 22
Views: 11566

Re: Ardbeg Uigeadail confused?

okay.. the BC inventory is officially empty. All bottles are sold. Jim apologized for error on the 2009 whisky bible. All Arbeg Uigeadail are at 54.2%. Really? There were 6 available at my local BCL last night, and around 60 still available across the province, IIRC. I'd be surprised if BCLs sold o...
by RyanFantastic
Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:00 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Ardbeg Uigeadail confused?
Replies: 22
Views: 11566

Re: Ardbeg Uigeadail confused?

okay.. the BC inventory is officially empty. All bottles are sold. Jim apologized for error on the 2009 whisky bible. All Arbeg Uigeadail are at 54.2%. Really? There were 6 available at my local BCL last night, and around 60 still available across the province, IIRC. I'd be surprised if BCLs sold o...
by RyanFantastic
Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:54 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you get for Christmas?
Replies: 68
Views: 9145

Re: What did you get for Christmas?

I was spoiled this Christmas:

Caol Ila Distillers Edition from a good friend
Caol Ila 8 yr Unpeated from my special lady
Glenfarclas 15 yr from the in-laws
Lagavulin Distillers Edition from myself :wink:
by RyanFantastic
Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Talisker 18 in BC
Replies: 8
Views: 2825

Re: Talisker 18 in BC

Hi Peatlover, There is NO Talisker 18 in BC. THey haven't pulled it off the web site, so it makes me think they may have just run out (....now ...at christmas...what were they thinking?!), Anyone know? Peatlover I think you may be right on this. I can remember the same thing happening last January. ...
by RyanFantastic
Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?
Replies: 192
Views: 29230

Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

When I first started drinking whisky I was eager to try every bottle I purchased. I quickly amassed a large amount of bottles that were half full, which eventually started to loose their nose and robustness. I ended up pouring a few bottles down the sink after 2 years because they tasted too dull :h...
by RyanFantastic
Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1371667

Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Lawrence wrote:
RyanFantastic wrote:Like Lawrence I went a bit overboard at the BCL Scotch Special Release:


I didn't go over board, I was quite reasoned in my approach.....

:wink:


My apologies. I can assure you however that there was very little reason in my approach. I think I may go back for a Glenfarclas 15...
by RyanFantastic
Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:23 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1371667

Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Like Lawrence I went a bit overboard at the BCL Scotch Special Release:

Ardbeg Blasda
Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist x 2
Redbreast 15 x 2

Not much, i know, but I went in thinking I'd get one of each.
:shock: :oops: :D
by RyanFantastic
Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: BCL Premium Whisky Release
Replies: 17
Views: 1915

Re: BCL Premium Whisky Release

by RyanFantastic
Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:24 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: BCL Premium Whisky Release
Replies: 17
Views: 1915

Re: BCL Premium Whisky Release

Hi Andrew,

caskstrengthrmw wrote:Here are the prices - most are pretty reasonable considering the track record of the BC LDB

Andrew


Welcome to the forums, and thanks for posting the prices! I agree that these are fairly good prices for the BC LDB. I can't wait to pick a few of these up in November :iwbrnt: .

cheers!
by RyanFantastic
Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: BCL Premium Whisky Release
Replies: 17
Views: 1915

Re: BCL Premium Whisky Release

Are any of these going to be continued as available products on the shelf, or are they limited time offerings over the holiday season? If last year's release is any indication then not many will be actively stocked in BCLs past the holiday season. However, the BCL still has a majority of last years...
by RyanFantastic
Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: BCL Premium Whisky Release
Replies: 17
Views: 1915

Re: BCL Premium Whisky Release

I noted that you were interested in the November BCLDB releases: The DL November Whisky is the First Old & Rare Laphroaig Release from Douglas Laing .It is a 20 year old limited bottling (120 bottles).Single Cask, Unchil Filtered 50.2% ABV. Thanks for the info Rare Drams, and welcome to the for...
by RyanFantastic
Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:46 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: BCL Premium Whisky Release
Replies: 17
Views: 1915

Re: BCL Premium Whisky Release

I'm very surprised to see a few on this list, including the Blasda and also Glenmo Astar. This is good news that they are coming into North America. I was surprised to see those too! I can't wait to pick up the Blasda and Beistie. Also the Brora and PE that Ganga mentioned look really nice too (but...
by RyanFantastic
Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:23 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: BCL Premium Whisky Release
Replies: 17
Views: 1915

Re: BCL Premium Whisky Release

Lots of interesting and expensive stuff on the list. If you like Irish, try the Redbreast 15. If you're willing to go a little higher in price range the Bruichladdich 1970 is awesome. Brora 25 should be the 7th annual release. PE 29 I think is the 8th annual release. Thanks Ganga, I'll definitely h...
by RyanFantastic
Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:02 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: BCL Premium Whisky Release
Replies: 17
Views: 1915

BCL Premium Whisky Release

I just had a sneak peak at a preliminary list of new arrivals for the BC Liquor Stores Whisky Release (November 1st). Looks nice, no word on prices yet... Ardbeg Blasda Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist Arran Sassicaia Cask Finish Arran Pineau des Charentes Cask Finish Arran Robert Burns 250 Years Anniversary...
by RyanFantastic
Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:57 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: FURIOUS AT THE LATEST LCBO PRICE INCREASES
Replies: 24
Views: 5407

Re: FURIOUS AT THE LATEST LCBO PRICE INCREASES

THE LCBO is out of control. The LCBO is the liquor board of ontario, for those of you who didn't know. Today they increased their prices and did they ever. Last night Lagavulin 16 was still 99.95 a bottle. Today their website shows it as 125.00. I'm going to move to Calgary, this province sucks, an...
by RyanFantastic
Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Advice on my Next Purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 1420

Re: Advice on my Next Purchase

Malt-Teaser wrote:There are some wonderful non-Islay offerings out there, why not try some of those?


Good point! There does seem to be mostly Islays in my cabinet, perhaps it's time for me to branch out.
by RyanFantastic
Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:49 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Advice on my Next Purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 1420

Re: Advice on my Next Purchase

I'd tend to vote C as well, more bottles for the same amount of money. Unless of course the PE you're speaking of is the 2005 5th Annual Release??? I believe it is the 2005 5th Annual Release. It's bottled by Diageo and is 25yrs old. Would you recommend it? It's rather expensive, but then again I h...
by RyanFantastic
Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:03 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Advice on my Next Purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 1420

Re: Advice on my Next Purchase

I'm embarrassed to say that I didn't even think of that option Willie!
Thank you :thumbsup:
by RyanFantastic
Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Advice on my Next Purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 1420

Advice on my Next Purchase

Hi everyone, I just thought I'd get the community's opinion on my options for my next purchase. I have limited funds right now, so I can only pick one of the following options: Try something new: A) One bottle of Port Ellen 25yr (2005 Special Release) B) Two bottles of PC5 Stock up on my old favouri...
by RyanFantastic
Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: My perfect nosing glass
Replies: 60
Views: 29919

Re: My perfect nosing glass

my current fav is the reidel fortified wine stemless glass, it looks like this: I use the same type of glass, only in the spirits size - part of their O line. Same shape as this but a little smaller. My Current favourite is similar as well: Iittala Essence Tumbler http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg...
by RyanFantastic
Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Lagavulin - price rise?
Replies: 38
Views: 11997

Re: Re:

I think this is because the Laga 12YO in the BCLDB is from the 2005 Diageo Special Release, so the price hasn't risen yet (there are still over 100 of these bottles kicking around in BC). When the BCLDB buys the next batch of 12YO Lagavulin, I'm pretty sure that the prices will be significantly hig...
by RyanFantastic
Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Lagavulin - price rise?
Replies: 38
Views: 11997

Re:

Visited my friendly neighbourhood LCBO yesterday and the Lag 16 was $93.50 while the Lag 12 was $112.00. :o Mind you, the Lag 12 looked like a real deal sitting next to the Macallan 18 at $280.00 :shock: :shock: yikes! I've complained before, but here in B.C. Lagavulin 16 is $125 :shock: :evil: Str...
by RyanFantastic
Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:42 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Which Lagavulin do you prefer?
Replies: 64
Views: 10584

Re: Which Lagavulin do you prefer?

It has to be the DE for me too. I also have the 21 & 25 yr old but not opened them yet. LagaDrinker: Do yourself a HUGE favour and open the 21 YO!!! It is AWESOME! Seriously, the three regular bottles are all great, but the 21 YO is on a completely different level. It has the intensity of the 1...
by RyanFantastic
Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:16 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Summertime whisky
Replies: 45
Views: 5246

Re: Summertime whisky

MrTattieHeid wrote:I concur with Scapa, or any of a number of Bruichladdichs.


I agree!

Bruichladdich 12 has been my drink of choice for those hot summer evenings lately.
by RyanFantastic
Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:39 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: BCL Rants and Raves
Replies: 4
Views: 1031

Re: BCL Rants and Raves

I'm definitely on the lookout for the Lagavulin 12yr while it's still cheaper than the 16yr. But as you said, it looks like I'll be waiting 'till a friend goes to Alberta before I pick up another bottle of the 16yr :x .
by RyanFantastic
Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: BCL Rants and Raves
Replies: 4
Views: 1031

BCL Rants and Raves

I just went to my local liquor store to pick up a bottle of Lagavulin 16. It used to cost me $99 CDN for a bottle, but it turns out they raised the price to $125 over the weekend :shock: . I think British Columbia is one of the only jurisdictions on the planet that sells Lagavulin 12yr ($115) for le...
by RyanFantastic
Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:49 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Much praised by many but disliked by me...
Replies: 128
Views: 14561

Re: Much praised by many but disliked by me...

I have yet to dislike a bottle of scotch, however I've not been impressed with the Old Pulteney 12 and Balvenie Doublewood. Also, I would probably enjoy my bottle of Talisker 10yr a lot more if I didn't have a bottle of the 18yr. :wink:
by RyanFantastic
Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1572725

Re: What did you drink last night?

Bruichladdich 12yr and Lagavulin 16yr, both freshly opened, unmolested bottles.
:D
by RyanFantastic
Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1572725

Re: What did you drink last night?

I went out to a neighbourhood pub last night to meet some friends. I noticed a few scotches practically hidden at the back of the bar: Oban 14, Laphroaig QC, Glenmorangie 10, Talisker 10 & 18, and Lagavulin 16 to name a few. I ordered a dram of the Lagavulin. It was definitely spoiled. Muted nos...

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